The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Ralph Betza.

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George Duke wrote on 2008-07-19 UTCGood ★★★★
In Turning Chess, Betza's first example is Pawn 1 f2-f3 (turns right), 2 f3-g4 (right) 3 g4-h4 (no turn). That Pawn can never move again. Notice the optional ''turning'' after a move is always 1/8, same as saying 45 degrees. Betza postulates Turning Bishop and Rook having same value. In 2004 Comment Gilman takes exception that there is no such thing as Turning Knight, alleged by Betza within the article, and rather Knight turned logically becomes Camel. It leads Gilman in subsequent years to explore in depth all the angles involved for purposes of nomenclature, classification, and further invention of fairy-Chess-piece moving modalities.

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